PVT William Best Gott was born 21 Mar 1921 in Wheeler, Indiana to William Jennings Bryan and Lauretta (Stoner) Gott. In 1930 his father was working at a golf course. His father died in 1934. His mother remarried soon after.
William was living in Clatsop, Oregon when he was drafted in February 1941. We do not know what happened during his service but on 19 Aug 1944 he was a PVT transferred from the replacement depot to C Company 116th Infantry. PVT Gott was killed in action on 25 Aug 1944.
PVT Gott is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery.